Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Sunday column cause a big stir in the sports world when a writer suggested South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney should sit out the 2013 season avoid injury.
A Sunday column that said South Carolina's defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, should think about sitting out his 2013 season caused a quite a stir in the sports world. The column, which was written by Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer, suggested Clowney should take the time off to avoid an injury like his teammate, Marcus Lattimore, in order to prepare for a career in the NFL. Clowney would be eligible to enter the draft in 2014. According to a report from Fox Sports, a source said that someone affiliated with Clowney was seeking information about an insurance policy worth up to $5 million in case of a career-ending injury. Coach Steve Spurrier laughs at the idea that Clowney should should sit out the season And on Monday, Clowney …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Izzy Powell, the 5-month-old daughter of Landon and Allyson Powell, will be remembered Wednesday during a memorial service at Grace Church in Greenville.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The sophomore defensive end showed why he's one of the country's top football players.
Michigan's coaches did everything they could to keep South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney from being a major factor in Tuesday's Outback Bowl. It worked for 52 minutes. But when the Gamecocks, trailing 22-21 with eight minutes to play, were denied the ball following a questionable first-down call by Big East officials, he would be denied no longer. Clowney broke through the line, nailing the Wolverine runningback — sending the ball in one direction and the player's helmut in the other. Clowney then recovered the fumble, which led to the Gamecocks taking a short-lived 27-22 lead.
Check out these scenes of the game.
The 2013 Outback Bowl was a back-and-forth affair for the final five minutes, but South Carolina (11-2) scored last and defeated Michigan, 33-28. Dylan Thompson, who relieved the injured Connor Shaw at quarterback on the final drive, threw a 32-yard TD pass to Bruce Ellington in the final seconds to seal the victory. It caps the first back-to-back 11-win seasons in Gamecock history. All photographs are from Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The outstanding Gamecock running back has seen his college career beset by injuries.
South Carolina runningback Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft and forgo any future college eligibility, ESPN's Joe Schad reports today. Schaad said an announcement is coming this week. Lattimore has been strangly absent from the Gamecock program since his horrific knee injury suffered in October against Tennessee. He didn't appear for his recognition at Williams-Brice in the Wofford game nor his own birthday celebration on the Horseshoe. The fact that he also didn't appear at the Gamecocks' finale against Clemson also led some to question his plans. What do you think of Lattimore's decision?
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Gamecocks and Tigers both heading to big postseason matches.
The South Carolina and Clemson football teams both punched their bowl game tickets on Sunday night. The Gamecocks will travel to Tampa, Fla., to battle Michigan in the Outback Bowl, according to the bowl's website. The game is on Jan. 1 and matches the SEC and the Big. 10. On Sunday night, South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier encouraged Gamecock fans to purchase tickets with other USC fans from Gamecocks Online here. The Gamecocks are 1-1 all-time against Michigan, but Spurrier has never faced the Wolverines. The Tigers will be heading to Atlanta to play LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. The game is on Dec. 31 and matches the ACC and the SEC's versions of Tigers who play in Death Valley. LSU is 2-0 all-time against Clemson. The …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mitchell, a former USC quarterback, died in September.
Employees at the company where former USC quarterback Allen Mitchell used to work are selling barbecue plates to raise money for Mitchell's wife and kids. Mitchell, who was one of two quarterbacks who led South Carolina to its first 10-season win in 1984 as part of the "Black Magic" Gamecocks, died in September at age 48 after committing suicide. His former co-workers at Trane in West Columbia are holding a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the company's office at 111 Lott Court. Meal tickets for $10, and must be ordered by Monday. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for $5 before the event and during the event. The drawing will be at 2 p.m. the day of the event. The prizes include holiday wreaths, Trane items, gift …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
USC may have punched its ticket to Florida with a 27-17 win over rival Clemson.
Updated (11 p.m. Nov. 24): South Carolina may have punched its ticket to a New Year's Day bowl game with a convincing 27-17 win over Clemson on Saturday night. Experts at ESPN and CBS Sportsline project the Gamecocks will be playing in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day against a Big Ten school. ESPN's Brad Edwards has South Carolina (10-2) playing Wisconsin. CBS Sportline's Jerry Palm has the Gamecocks playing Northwestern.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Take a look back at 120 years of football rivalry with the scores.
The Saturday meeting between South Carolina and Clemson is the 110th time the two have battled on the football field since 1896. Clemson leads the series by a wide margin, 65-40-4, despite every game until 1962 being played in Columbia. Take a small trip down memory lane for the previous 109 scores below and tell us which is your favorite Carolina-Clemson memory.
Evenly matched, and nationally ranked, the Tigers and Gamecocks are set to determine the state championship on Saturday night.
Ahhh…. Clemson-Carolina. While Auburn-Alabama, and Ohio State-Michigan, may garner the lion's share of national attention on rivals weekend, the Clemson and Carolina rivalry is arguably the most intense matchup in the country. This year's game between the two schools, both highly ranked for the first time in the series, may be the biggest and most important ever. Here are the scores of the previous 109 matchups. Patch editors Andrew Moore (Clemson fan) and Hal Millard (Carolina fan), square off against each other and discuss the game and try to predict what will happen. Let us know who you think will win, and feel free to talk a bit of smack yourselves in the comments below. Here goes: GO TIGERS! I didn't attend Clemson University, but to…